Face washing is an art and should be taken seriously. Carefully select the skin care products and practically apply a facial like experience in the A.M. and P.M. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake. And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.
There are formulas for all different skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone to combination to dry to oily and even those of us with rosacea. You can choose from bars or pump soaps, mild or deep cleansers and take your pick from exfoliating, creamy, foamy or even frothy types.
My personal favorite exfoliating cleanser is the Vivant Skin Care Mandelic 3-in-1 Wash. It is formulated with a combination of mandelic acid, whole leaf aloe vera, kiwi, white grape, honey and green tea, this wash uses the diversity of Mandelic Acid in a paraben free formulation to deeply penetrate into the skin, exfoliating the skin for rejuvenation, even out skin tones for hyperpigmentation, and help maintain acne prone skin with its antibacterial properties.
A gentle wash to help combat surface bacteria and irritations without drying or irritating the skin. It works immediately to dissolve makeup and surface pollution. Mandelic 3-in-1 wash is a scrub made with mandelic acid designed to cleanse and exfoliate dead skin cells with polyethylene beads. The exfoliating action of this product helps active ingredients penetrate the skin. The mandelic acid works to reduce hyperpigmentation and fungal folliculitis. It is oil and soap free that will cleanse away surface bacteria and irritants without drying out the skin.
Price and availability: $33.00, vivantskincare.com
This powerful yet gentle antioxidant wash has Mandelic derived from almonds, green tea extract, grape seed, kiwi fruit and honey extracts. Mandelic is ideal for adult acne because of it’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. On blotchy skin it “lifts” skin discolorations and dark spots, while also having the beneficial side effect of rejuvenating fine lines by helping to generate new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
A powerful yet gentler form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Mandelic is also ideal for treating sensitive Black, Hispanic, and Asian skin that becomes irritated by harsh benzoyl peroxide products.
Helps ingrown hairs and can also be used as a shampoo on scalp to control dandruff and acne.